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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01579: Neil Findlay (Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 July 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on charging students from EU member states university fees following the UK's exit from the EU.

Answered by: Shirley-Anne Somerville 27 July 2016

Funding arrangements will be determined as part of wider discussions on Scotland's membership of the EU in the light of the outcome of the Referendum.

We welcome the contribution EU students make to our society, culture and economy. EU students add to the diversity of our communities, enrich the learning experience and support local businesses and jobs.

We moved swiftly to reassure students that there has been no change to the current funding arrangements. Eligible EU students already studying in Scotland or commencing their studies in the coming academic year, will continue to benefit from free tuition for the duration of their course.